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Hi every one !
My girlfriend Alix and I live in Normandy, near Veules les Roses, 5 km from the sea.
We began the renovation of our 400-year-old cottage last year in 2021. We are not construction professionnals, but we are curious, we like testing, and sometimes we are helped by real craftsmen.
Alix has just began a job of artistic director for a little art festival here in Normandy, and I work as a cider maker since 2 years. As it is still a little cider production, I manage to work for the cottage at the same time (4 or 5 days a week approximatively).
Today we would be glad to welcome some travellers, who could help us on the cottage renovation : parquet laying, earth coating, lime paintings are some of the tasks we intend to do. These are not difficult tasks, but the more we are, the most pleasant it is !
We live in a big house that we rent, 15 minutes far from the cottage and 30 minutes far from the cider factory, and we have 2 empty rooms for you !
Do not hesitate to contact us for more infos, photos or other.
François & Alix
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeAyuda en proyectos ecológicosJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
The aim is to learn together about eco-construction and spend a good time nearby the sea here in Normandy.
Last summer we made the structural work (windows / wood structure / stone structure / straw walls ) , now the job is inside : whitewash and lime paintings / wooden floor . But we can also work outside, depending on what you prefer : there is still stone walls to do / seals / etc.
I work around 8 hours a day, but obviously volunteers are not asked to help that long, it would be 5 hours a day.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
We like learning more about spanish and english, and we would be glad to teach french
The house we rent is in the center of a small village, 50 meters far from a little shop. It is a large house, able to welcome around 8 or 10 people, so you'll have your own rooms. (2 rooms available)
The cottage is 15 minutes far from the house with a car, and we can provide you some bikes so that you could be independant the rest of the time.
Concerning the meals, we enjoy sharing the differents meals with the hosts, and we usually cook the meals together.
The area is the good place for hikings and cyclings along the sea. At the sea you'll find the famous Norman white cliffs (we are 40 minutes far from Etretat, that we could visit if you want so). Rouen is one hour far from here, you could also visit the city if you want.
You can get here with trains, that could lead you to Yvetot (30 minutes far from the house), and then with a bus from Yvetot to Saint-Valéry-En-Caux (15 minutes far).
Last little precision, we get the internet with our mobile phones, that we use for connection sharing. It works very well but if we are not in the same location we cannot share our internet (maybe you have yours on your mobile). If needed we have an office with the internet, 50 meters from the house.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
We have an office in which you can work, with a good internet connection. The office is 50m far from the house we rent.
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
You can park your campervan in the garden.
Podría aceptar mascotas
We love pets.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
5 hours a day, 5 days a week